"A friend told him that he had to play the acoustic guitar first, and he bought one and figured out a few chords. It didn't take him long, however, to realize that this route wasn't what he wanted, and soon he shelled out forty hard-earned pounds to buy a copy of a Fender Tele bass. "more
1967 Fender Telecaster Bass Prototype Introduced in 1968, the Fender Telecaster bass was essentially a reissue of the original Precision. "They've been a favorite of mine since Ronnie Wood used one with the Jeff Beck Group in '68," says Petersson. "This is an all-original, candy-apple-red prototype with a '50s neck."more
"After getting signed, Matt got a rare Fender Telecaster bass from the early 70's. This one didnt work out too well. "Too much low end," said Matt. "It just sounded like a big fart." It was sold. Then Matt tried to replicate the black bass, which was quickly becoming established as an extremely cool bass." - Karl Koch, weezer.commore
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